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Mets hold anthem search

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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:30 am

The New York Mets announced Tuesday they are hosting an anthem search on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Citi Field with the winner performing the National Anthem on Opening Day, March 31 when the Mets play the Washington Nationals.

Auditions for the general public will take place starting at 10 a.m. The first 100 performers to arrive at Hodges VIP are guaranteed an audition to sing a song of their choice — excluding the National Anthem — a cappella. Season ticket holders will start their auditions at 9:00 a.m.

Judges will select finalists to advance to the final round of auditions which will take place at Citi Field in the weeks leading up to the start of the season. Mets staff will select one winner to perform the National Anthem on Opening Day.

Previous Anthem Search winners include Pia Toscano of Howard Beach, who finished in ninth place on the 2011 edition of American Idol.

The auditions are free and open to all ages. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

For more information on the Anthem Search, visit Mets.com/anthemsearch.

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